Not of One Bird But of Many, 2003, oil and acrylic on panel, 48 x 32 inches
Dr. Zomb in Sunglasses & Black & White Suit Feigns Disappointment at Her Lack of Appreciation For His Scheme, 2003, oil on panel, 48 x 32 in.
Man 1 Brings Flowers for Woman 1, 2002, oil and house paint on panel, 48 x 32 inches
Woman 1 Spies Discreetly on Dr. Zomb as He Conducts His Experiments, 2003, oil on panel, 48 x 32 inches
The Yamabushi panels reflect a two-year collaboration with writer Rick McIntire. Rather than illustrate each chapter of his novel by the same title, Kharis Kennedy’s twenty-one paintings follow the narrative’s tonal progression. The title of each painting is taken from the title of the chapter it represents. As always the world ends in haute couture.